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Akashvani gets exclusive commentary rights for ICC World Cup 2015

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | February 10, 2015
AIR will broadcast ball-by-ball bilingual commentary of 17 ODI cricket matches of the tournament, to be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 15 to March 29, 2015.

Public Service Broadcaster Akashvani has bagged the exclusive rights for the radio commentary broadcast of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

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All India Radio (AIR) will broadcast ball-by-ball bilingual commentary of 17 one-day international (ODI) cricket matches of the forthcoming ICC Cricket World Cup tournament, to be played in Australia and New Zealand from February 15 to March 29, 2015. The radio station will broadcast commentary of matches that are played by India and some of the matches involving neighbouring countries. It will also broadcast all the matches played from the quarter-finals stage onwards.

The commentaries of the 17 ODI matches will be broadcast on the national FM channel and the same will be relayed by 66 identified Medium Wave AIR stations and FM Gold network. All India Radio, Delhi, will broadcast hourly updates of the 17 matches on its FM Rainbow channel, and it will be relayed by all other AIR FM Rainbow channels, thus ensuring unique dissemination.

The commentary will be interspersed with news and bytes of nationally and internationally acclaimed cricket stars to add value to the coverage.